What the Hill?
The above picture pretty much perfectly describes Scott Baker’s first start of the season last night, as he gave up four home runs through the first four innings and didn’t even come out for the fifth frame.
The Twins actually took a quick 2-0 first inning lead in the contest, but it was all downhill from that point, as Scott Richmond and company quieted our bats (as if that is all that difficult so far this year) for the rest of the way.
That’s pretty much all in terms of game summary…a complete breakdown in every aspect of the game.
-Let’s just hope that Baker was off because he hasn’t pitched in awhile, not because he’s going back to the “can’t throw strikes” Scotty-Boy of a few seasons ago.
-The Luis Ayala/R.A. Dickey experiment, just a week into it’s existence, has proven to be a complete failure. Yet, Duensing was the one sent down to the minors when Baker came off the DL…grrr.
Preview (4-6, 4th, 1.5 GB DET and KCR): Roy Halladay (2-0, 3.86) vs. Francisco Liriano (0-2, 6.94). By all accounts Halladay should shut us down tonight, but he does throw the ball with his right (not left) hand, so at least we have a shot.